Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge

A few shots from the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge near Willows, California

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The Abandoned Subdivision of Rio Vista, California

Yes, the outer Bay Area has it’s own abandoned subdivision, listed in one place as one of the 9 Worst Recession Ghost Towns in America. (3 of them in California). This has also been in the San Francisco Chronicle and the local Solano news and this blog has more aerial photos

It’s worth noting that as of late 2014 the remaining 13 unfinished homes that are in the photos have been torn down because people were going in and stripping all the copper and doing damage, so they just razed the whole thing. I stopped by the week after all the homes were raised and this is what it looks like now

Nothing but empty streets and grass and lightpoles and birds and one little tower

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The wind farms of the Montezuma Hills are nearby

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abandoned shopping mall on highway 99, Elk Grove, California

This mall was abandoned in 2008 and it has been in the news

It is a surreal sight when you pass by on Highway 99 between Lodi and Sacramento. These photos are from other people on Flickr

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abandoned Ord Store in Ord Bend California

The Ord Store in Ord Bend, California closed down in the early 2000’s

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Mothers Four Corners – Chico California

Mothers Four Corners has been closed for two decades, but there’s a few photos from back in the day

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Bigfoot museum, Willow Creek, California

The world famous Bigfoot Museum in Willow Creek, California

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drug free zone in Willow Creek, California

this is the main park in downtown Willow Creek, California in the Six Rivers national Forest. It’s the crossroads between Redding and Eureka and the Hoopa Indian Reservation

Tiny Willow Creek has a drug free zone, as opposed to San Francisco which has a drug full zone

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frozen trail in the redwoods

Frost covers under brush in Prairie Creek Redwoods

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Rutting Roosevelt Elk in Prairie Creek Redwoods

Rutting Roosevelt Elk in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California

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The Roosevelt Elk of Big Lagoon California

Roosevelt Elk are the largest Elk in North America and Big Lagoon is just south of Redwood National Park and just north of Patricks Point State Park

A lot of times you can see this herd while driving on highway 101

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